A: Good morning, how can I assist you?
B: Good morning, I am here for the job interview for the sales position.
A: Great! Can I have your name please?
B: My name is John Smith.
A: Nice to meet you, John. I will check the schedule and inform the interviewer that you are here. Please take a seat and feel free to help yourself to some water or coffee.
B: Thank you. How long will the interview take?
A: Usually, the interview takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Is there anything specific you would like to know before the interview?
B: Yes, I wanted to know if the company has any sales targets or quotas for the position.
A: Yes, we have monthly sales targets that are set for each team. The interviewer will provide more details about the targets during the interview.
B: Okay, thank you for letting me know.
(45 minutes later)
A: John, the interviewer is ready to see you now. Please follow me.
B: Great, thank you.
A: Here we are. Mr. Lee, this is John Smith, the candidate for the sales position.
Mr. Lee: Nice to meet you, John. Please take a seat. Can you tell me a little about your sales experience?
B: Sure. I have five years of experience selling software to small and medium-sized businesses. I have exceeded sales targets consistently and have a proven track record of bringing in new customers.
Mr. Lee: That's impressive. Can you tell me about a time when you faced a difficult sales situation and how you handled it?
B: Yes, there was a customer who was hesitant to buy our software due to budget constraints. I worked with the customer to understand their financial situation and was able to offer a discount that met their needs. As a result, we were able to secure the sale and the customer later became a repeat customer.
Mr. Lee: That's a great example of problem-solving skills. Can you share a little about your communication skills?
B: Sure. In my previous role, I regularly communicated with clients and team members to make sure we were on the same page. I also made sure to listen actively and to ask questions when necessary to clarify understanding.
Mr. Lee: That's great, John. It was nice to meet you and thank you for your time today.
B: Thank you for the opportunity to interview with your company.